Greatness in business comes with extensive experience, commitment, and perseverance. The W. P. Carey School of Business is proud to recognize the excellence of leaders from the local, national, and international business community.

Student awards

Turken Family Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

Recipients of the Turken Family Outstanding Graduating Senior Award are well-rounded students who display strong academic achievement and exemplary qualities of leadership and service. In 2000, the Sam and Ida Turken Charitable Foundation established an endowment to fund this award.

Outstanding Graduate Student

Each semester, the W. P. Carey School of Business recognizes one Outstanding Graduate Student, selected from a pool of nominated students, all of whom are highly qualified for the honor. These graduates exemplify the school's mission, vision, and values.

Faculty awards

W. P. Carey faculty contribute to our school through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Visit the Faculty Awards page to learn more.

Distinguished Scholars

A portion of Dean’s Council annual membership contributions support faculty members through the Distinguished Scholar program. The Dean’s Council Distinguished Scholar award is presented to faculty who have demonstrated the highest levels of excellence in scholarship, both research and teaching, throughout their careers.

Alumni awards

Alumni Hall of Fame

Established in 1977, the W. P. Carey Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their fields and in the community.

Sun Devil 100

Sun Devil 100 celebrates the achievements of Sun Devil-owned and Sun Devil-led businesses across the globe. Continuing an incredible legacy of entrepreneurship and leadership, many of the alumni selected for this honor are W. P. Carey graduates.

Community awards

Executive of the Year

Each year the W. P. Carey School Dean's Council honors a business leader whose contribution is recognized as significant, whose inspired management has created and sustained superior organizational performance, and whose presence exemplifies a model for future business leaders. Executive of the Year recipients are pioneers in the home computing, telecommunications, automotive, Internet, solar energy, aviation, and retail industries.

The 2023 Executive of the Year is Jack Sinclair, CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market.

Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy

An annual honor for economic forecasting accuracy, the W. P. Carey School of Business presents the Lawrence R. Klein Award in association with the nationally recognized Blue Chip Economic Indicators newsletter.